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Request for Proposals & Qualifications: Kitchen Incubator

A kitchen incubator was identified as a key economic development project as one outcome of the Creative District community planning process undertaken in 2014. In 2016 WRC commissioned a feasibility study for a potential kitchen incubator in Wilmington, DE. WRC plans to develop an 8,000 square foot kitchen incubator in Wilmington’s Creative District.

WRC is seeking an operator to manage the kitchen incubator while meeting the overarching goals that WRC has outlined regarding business incubation, employment opportunities and brick and mortar business creation in Wilmington. Learn more here: WRC Kitchen Incubator RFQ-RFP

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Makerspaces: Fostering a 21st century business model

From Dr. Carrie W. Gray, Managing Director of  WRC, Special to the News Journal

I’m not surprised that Wilmington was recently named by DataFox as No. 5 on the list of 2015’s Best Cities to Found a Startup Outside Silicon Valley and New York.

Why should I be?

In the last five years, Wilmington’s start-up community has skyrocketed. Growing from hacking sessions and Meet Ups hosted at The coIN Loft (Wilmington’s first co-working space for tech-minded startups), to two more co-working/start up incubators, a second successful Tech2Gether conference, the launch of Delaware Innovation Week, Zip Code Wilmington and a chapter of Girl Develop It – it’s clear that Delaware’s tech community is only going to get bigger and better.

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